Sachs Media Celebrates Dual Honorees in Ragan’s 2024 “Top Women in Communications” Awards

Published on 14th December 2023

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Sachs Media, our partner based in Tallahassee, Florida, United States, is proud to announce that two of its outstanding team members have been honored as “Top Women in Communications” by Ragan, a leading communications industry publication. Sachs Media Partner and Director of Research Dr. Karen Cyphers, Ph.D., was recognized in the Data Dynamos category, and Account Manager Amy Climenhage, APR, was selected as a Rising Star within the industry.

Cyphers, lauded for her exceptional ability to blend precision and innovation in strategic communications, has led hundreds of opinion surveys garnering tens of thousands of responses, assessing public sentiment and helping to shape scores of clients’ strategies and messages. Her analytical prowess has significantly influenced public policy, including reshaping Florida’s Medicaid dental program for children, among others. Her work extends beyond professional realms into community and social justice, embodying the true spirit of a Data Dynamo.

Climenhage quickly established herself as a force to be reckoned with, guiding numerous initiatives for clients of Sachs Media’s public affairs and public relations practices. Among her many achievements were directing a successful early childhood education campaign to recruit teachers and advocating for access to rooftop solar panels in Florida. These and other achievements earned her a place among Influence magazine’s “Rising Stars of Florida Politics”.

“Public relations has a long history of dynamic women leaders, and Karen and Amy are no exception,” said Michelle Ubben, President and CEO of Sachs Media. “These recognitions reflect the caliber of talent and leadership we nurture at Sachs Media, and these two extraordinary women exemplify our commitment to excellence, innovative thinking, and meaningful impact in the communications industry.”

Sachs Media continues to stand out as a leader in providing strategic communications, demonstrated by these latest accolades from Ragan’s prestigious awards. The firm’s success is rooted in its blend of skilled professionals, nurturing work culture, and dedication to client success.

About Sachs Media

Sachs Media is the go-to strategic communications partner for organizations with high-stakes challenges, offering a full range of capabilities – including public relations, public affairs, digital and social media, creative, research, crisis management, web development, video production, and media buying. The firm has been recognized as a Top 100 Agency Elite by PR News in 2024 and 2023, a 2023 Florida Trend Best Company to Work For, and a 2022 Top Agency by PR Daily. In addition, Sachs Media is ranked as the #1 Public Affairs firm in the Southeast and a Top 5 national PR firm for nonprofits (#4) and #1 in Florida by O’Dwyer’s PR News. For more information on Sachs Media, visit

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